I’m always looking for ways to make my comfort food staples healthier, and thus a little more guilt-free. So when I learned there were ways to make healthy pasta, I took notes. Pasta gets such a bad rap in most diet regimens, but if you know what to avoid, and what to add, there’s no reason even the most health-conscious girl can’t enjoy it now and then. Here are 7 ways to make healthier pasta.
1. Go Whole Grain
I know what you’re thinking: pasta isn’t healthy because it’s loaded with dreaded carbs. Well, that’s not entirely true. We need carbs to survive — for example, fiber is a carb — but refined pastas are indeed loaded with “bad” fast-burning carbs. Simply making the switch to whole grain pastas can address that, adding fiber and other nutrition, providing a much slower-burning, healthier “burn.” The best part? You won’t be able to tell the difference in flavor or consistency.